Thursday, October 7, 2010

Charles Schulz - Snoopy

Charles M Schulz sketch of Snoopy

Schulz created one of the most popular comics when Peanuts hit the newspapers Oct 2, 1950.
Schulz's first comic was called Lil Folks (1947-1950) running in the St.Paul Pioneer Press. Schulz approached United Feature Syndicate about publishing his strip, and with some changes Peanuts was born. Charlie Brown is the main character, a lovable loser, but one who never gave up.

His dog Snoopy started as an ordinary dog, but has become one of the most recognized cartoon characters in the world. As Snoopy's character evolved he became more human-like, playing shortstop on Charlie Brown's team, flying his dog-house as a World War I ace pilot, playing tennis, serving in the French Foreign Legion...

Charles M Schulz has received many honors including the National Cartoonist Society Humor Comic Strip Award, the Elzie Segar Award, The Reuben Award and the Milton Caniff Lifetime Achievement Award. The Lester patrick Trophy for his contributions to the sport of hockey. A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.......

Schulz announced his retirement with the final daily strip being published on January 3, 2000. The final Sunday comic was published on February 13, 2000 the day after Charles M Schulz died.

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